Terrific Train Birthday Party

I’ve had a little break from birthday parties, but there are a couple right around the corner now. Before my son celebrates his 3rd birthday, it might be a good idea to blog his 2nd birthday. It hit at a really busy time last year and I just didn’t get a chance to get the […]

Disneyland on a Budget–14 money-saving tips

The main reason we had never taken our kids to Disneyland before, was of course, the money. I’m a bargain hunter, and Disneyland is not a place that tends to offer deep discounts. It doesn’t need too. Even with hefty admission prices, people flock to the parks. I don’t anticipate that will change anytime too […]

Disneyland for Newbies

I’m not a true Disneyland newbie, but so much has changed in the 20 years since I have been there, that I may as well be. I mean, there were only minor changes to “It’s a Small World” and “The Pirates of the Caribbean” (Jack Sparrow looks so life-like, btw, I wondered if Johnny Depp […]

Disneyland Travel Kits

I promised you that I had another surprise for the kids for the morning that we left for Disneyland and here it is! I set these baskets up for them the night before so they could come down the stairs and discover them. Honestly, it felt a bit like Christmas morning. So why give the […]

Announcing Disney Week

Spring Break Season is upon us and I know some of you may be planning a trip to the House of the Mouse (a.k.a Disneyland or Disney World) during your break. Last week at this time my family was “Soaring Over California” and dining with princesses, and next week I’m going to tell you all […]

LEGO Video Playlists for kids

I could say we have a couple of LEGO® fans in my family… …but I am afraid that would be a huge understatement. At any given time, if you were to stop by my house, there is a good chance you would see someone building with LEGOs®, OR playing LEGO® Star Wars (or LEGO® Pirates of the Caribbean […]

County Fair 5th Birthday Party

We’re still celebrating 5 years of insanity here on the blog. And while you are linking up your great parties to the Party Party, I thought I should show you one of the big parties I threw last year–and then got too busy to blog about. There is a lot that I loved about this […]

Preschool Thanksgiving Celebration

The clock is ticking. I’m sure most of you are up to your elbows in Thanksgiving preparations and might not have time to read another post about Thanksgiving. But, in case the kids table is a bit of an after-thought, I’m getting this post up right away, in the hopes that it might inspire you […]

8 Thanksgiving Tablescapes

I have been thinking a lot about Thanksgiving Table-setting as I consider our upcoming gathering. I know for some people Thanksgiving is all about the food. Others just want to watch football and for some it’s just about being with family. For me, one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving is the opportunity to set […]

Classic Halloween Preschool Party

Are you Halloween’ed out yet? I sort of am, but there are a few more fun things I haven’t shared with you yet. I told you that I have been doing a pre-school co-op for my daughter and her friends. As the schedule has it, it is my turn to teach the week of each […]